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“Delicious food and helpful staff and an outstanding wine list with many available by the glass” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bistrot

Le Bistrot
Santa Magdalena 80 | Local 7, Patio del Sol, Providencia, Santiago 05033080, Chile
2232 10 54
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Ranked #7 of 1,459 Restaurants in Santiago
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: In the heart of Providencia in 2010, Bistromania was born: a simple idea in a welcoming environment mixing old-time gastronomy with the great French classics. By bringing a slice of France to Chile, our goal was to conquer Chilean tastebuds and to take travelling French palates back home with our gourmet dishes in the bistrot style.Gaetan Eonet and his team invite you to their world, a simple space that reminds you of home, to discover or return to those traditional flavors...Welcome and... bon appetit !
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“Delicious food and helpful staff and an outstanding wine list with many available by the glass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

A great restaurant and probably the best meal we had in Chile. Very helpful table service and the floor staff all spoke excellent English. We decided to sample a range of Chilean wine by the glass and the staff were very helpful - I would give this restaurant top marks for its wine list - range and price .

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Traditional French food in Santiago”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Le Bistrot is a great French restaurant in the heart of Providencia. It is a busy and cosy place nestled among other restaurants in a small courtyard off busy Av. Providencia. It has a traditional French menu with a wide selection of appetizers and mains. The carpaccio of beef and the goat cheese and onion tart are excellent. The entrecote with a selection of sauces, the scallops St. Jacques and the tartare are fantastic. The service is very good and attentive. The prices are quite reasonable. This restaurant does not disappoint!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Porto Alegre, RS
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Bistrot food is everything that we need!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Very nice bistrot! Always a "hidden" special food out of the menu! Try it! Try as many places as you cold!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“An excellent find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

The food scene in Santiago is rather disappointing, so we were incredibly pleased to find this gem of a French cafe in Providencia. Excellent food, polite service (also uncommon in Santiago) and reasonable prices ensure that we'll be frequent patrons. Voila!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“What's Not to Like?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Great French food at remarkably moderate prices, easily one of the better (and less expensive) full-service restaurants I've found so far in Santiago. There's a nice heated outdoor patio, enclosed by tent-like plastic "walls" on cooler evenings, or you can sit inside in the charming space, which is warm to the point of being overheated.

The one real downside is that like all too many places in Chile, it's really not accessible. The stairs to get up to it from the courtyard are absolutely daunting to anyone with any mobility limitation, and there's not even a handrail. It *is* possible to get to the patio with a chair or walker by going through a couple of other restaurants' patios from the TempoRents ApartHotel side if it's not too crowded, but you'd never know it, and I don't know if a chair or walker would fit when they are all busy. There is a step up into the building from the patio no matter what, however.

Visited April 2013
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